If an immigrant applicant wishes to request for either the initial or the renewal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), then he or she needs to submit Form I-765 or the Application for Employment Authorization, along with the required fees. Care has to be taken that the Form I-765 is duly submitted, else the applicant’s request will be rejected. Along with this form the required filing fee, Form I-765 Worksheet, and Form I-821D (Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) need to be submitted.
To renew DACA renewals, it is strongly encouraged by USCIS to submit the renewal request between 150 days and 120 days, before the expiration date mentioned on the current Form I-797 DACA approval notice and Employment Authorization Document. If the renewal request is filed during this window the possibility stands relatively minimized that the applicant’s current period of DACA will expire before a decision on the renewal request is received.
The current goal at USCIS has been to process DACA renewal requests within 120 days of their expiration and an inquiry may be submitted by the applicant, in order to find out the status of the renewal request if the time period is exceeded.